Balcony Tomato Box

R828.00

(3 customer reviews)

Approximate Dimensions:
Container: 60 cm x 28 cm x 31 cm (h)
Trellis: 108 cm high, 77 cm above the box, 60 cm wide
Soil Volume: 28 litre/dm

Soil Recommendation: (FREE if you order this planter online and collect it from the factory)
1 x Organic Container Potting Soil 30 dm (PTS)

Free shipping to SA metros.
The box ships assembled. The trellis needs to be reassembled unless you order more than one unit.

Description

Nothing compares to a freshly picked tomato taste, warm from the sunshine. Growing at least one tomato plant in the most miniature garden or even a flat with a window box is worth growing.

Tomato Facts:
Over 10,000 varieties exist, from small cherry ones to the Ponderosa, which can weigh in at 1.5 kg and more. Tomatoes come in various colours, including pink, purple, black, yellow and white.
With an annual production of 60 million tons, they remain the world’s most demanded and popular fruit. The second spot goes to bananas, and the third to apples.

The Tomato and you:
Tomato has potent medicinal properties. It can lower the risk of cancer, prevent cardiovascular diseases, purify cigarette smoke carcinogens, is full of minerals and vitamins, lowers hypertension, regulates blood levels, dissolves gallstones, reduces the severity of blood clots, treats inflammation, and more.
Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that is good for the heart and effective against certain cancers but also important for the health of the prostate gland in men.
Cooked tomatoes are better for you than raw ones, as more beneficial chemicals are released. Tomatoes are also packed with vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium.

 Did you know?
Sometimes tomatoes are picked green and dosed with ethylene gassed on their way to the supermarket. This way, when they arrive, they are ripe.
Refrigeration decreases the flavour and quality of tomatoes.
Tomatoes can keep longer if you store them with their stem down.

How to plant?
Put the seedling in a deep hole up to the top set of leaves. The covered stems will put out other roots, giving you a more robust, healthier plant.

Tomatoes need feeding. Use some long-term fertiliser pellets or regularly feed when you water. Feeding also improves the flavour of the fruit.

Tomatoes grow well beside carrots, celery, chives, parsley, marigolds and basil.
Avoid growing close to rosemary, potatoes and fennel.

What soil is best?
Tomatoes will grow in almost all soil types except heavy clay. The soil should be relatively loose and well-drained. Tomatoes don’t do well in dry soil, but avoid planting them in excessively wet, waterlogged soil.
An ideal tomato potting mix consists of equal parts potting soil, perlite, sphagnum peat moss and compost.

 

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3 reviews for Balcony Tomato Box

  1. Kristina Johann

    Thank you. Now we are hooked (:

  2. Carley Wallner

    I am so glad to have this planter on my tiny balcony. It helped me to stay sane over the lockdown. The tomato season is over, now I planted sweet peas.

  3. Berniece Rosanove

    Thank you for the free shipping of my two tomato boxes. I planted one Roma tomato in each with great success. It made me happy to put my little balcony to good use and the flavour of homegrown tomatoes is just so much better. What do you recommend to grow in winter?

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